Hockey legend Gordie Howe dead at 88

The Detroit Red Wings have confirmed that hockey legend Gordie Howe has died. He was 88.

Known to all as “Mr. Hockey” – Howe was a member of hockey’s Hall of Fame.

According to his biography on the Hall’s website, he played in the NHL for 33 years and finished in the top 5 in scoring for 20 straight seasons.

He was also selected for 21 All Star teams, 12 times playing on the first team.

While he played for different teams, he was best known as a member of the Detroit Red Wings. He joined the squad when he was 18-years-old in the 1946-47 season. He helped lead the Detroit Red Wings to 4 Stanley Cup titles.

He won the Art Ross trophy (for scoring the most points) from 1951-1954 and again in 1957 and 1963.

He left the Red Wings in 1971, but he didn’t give up on hockey. He played in the WHA for the Houston Aeros and New England Whalers.

He also signed a 1 game contract with the Detroit Vipers in the IHL in the 1997-98 season, so he can say he played professional hockey in five different decades.

Stay tuned to 6 News and 6 Sports for more coverage of Mr. Hockey, and share your favorite memories on the WLNS Facebook page.

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